Technical Presentations Playlist

Technical Presentations Playlist

Technical Presentations #1 The Technical Briefing

8–10 minutes
Using a systematic approach, organize technical material into a concise presentation.
Tailor the presentation to the audience’s needs, interests, and knowledge levels.

Technical Presentations #2 The Proposal

8–10 minute speech, 3–5 minute Q&A
To prepare a technical presentation advocating a product, service, idea, or course of action.
To present your viewpoint logically and convincingly, using an “inverted-pyramid” approach.
To effectively use presentation software on a laptop computer to illustrate your message.
To effectively handle a question-and-answer period.

Technical Presentations #3 The Nontechnical Audience

10–12 minutes
Understand the principles of communicating complex information to nontechnical listeners,
Build and deliver an interesting talk based on these principles.
Answer audience questions that arise during the presentation,
Illustrate your message using a slideshow with presentation software

Technical Presentations #4 Presenting a Technical Paper

10–12 minutes
Deliver an interesting speech based on a technical paper or article
Effectively use slideshow to illustrate your theme
Provide additional information, such as answers to questions, using a flip chart

Technical Presentations #5 Enhancing a Technical Talk with the Internet

12–15 minutes
Understand the nature and process of a technical presentation supported with professional-level visual aids (Arrangements for this presentation should be made with your club’s Vice President Education well in advance, taking into consideration the requirements for high-tech visual aids. Also, you should arrange to have printouts of your pre- and post- communications for your Evaluator to see at the lecture. Time mentioned does not include these other forms of sharing Information.)
Arrange pre-meeting communications via e-mail
Find or create a post-meeting Web site for further dissemination of information supporting or enhancing your verbal presentation. You may create a Web page and add it to your club’s Web site, making use of podcasting, webcasting, or a basic Internet template
Use a desktop computer, word processor, a Web browser, a simple graphics program for photos and other images, presentation software as well as the venerable flip chart to support your presentation.

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